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A Tribute to Colleague Liz Wernig

Liz Wernig was the kind of colleague who asked nothing from you, but was always willing to help you in any way she could. She was quiet, she was kind, and she was very good with technology and teaching others how to use it effectively. I asked for her help in my early days with […]

D is for December/D is for Digital Art

D is for December/D is for Digital Art

In the 5/6 art room we’ve had a great week or so learning to create digital art on iPads. During a frenetic time in the world outside the room, this focused work has been cozy, calming, and generally pretty quiet. After introductory tutorials in person and provided as a reference in Google Classroom, the students […]

On The Day Before Thanksgiving We Traced Our Hands

On The Day Before Thanksgiving We Traced Our Hands

And made peacocks from the outline. Wait, you were expecting turkeys? Anyway, we had abbreviated classes on┬áthe Wednesday before Thanksgiving – too short to accomplish much, but long enough to accomplish a peacock. We used construction paper crayon on a nice black cover stock and they came out fantastic! Here are a few to hold […]

Initial Animals Are Up On Artsonia!

Initial Animals Are Up On Artsonia!

What started out as a one-shot-deal, easy 5th grade lesson for a substitute teacher while I was at the EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit for two days ended up evolving into so much more. The activity was to take the first initial of one’s first name and morph it with animal features and characteristics until it became […]